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African perspectives

Akinloye Ojo came to University of Georgia radio station WUGA in 1997 with a proposal for a show about African music and culture. He was given a station…

Map it out

Georgians are gaining access to valuable local information as more county governments take the benefits of Geographic Information Systems to the next level…

Heart Fitness

Local cardiologists raised their eyebrows when exercise scientist Harry DuVal came to Athens in 1980 and tried to convince their heart-attack patients to hit the gym.

Beyond beetlemania

For Adam Fowler, a UGA study abroad program in Costa Rica was simply an elective class to help fulfill his biology degree requirements. It became much more.

Imported foods cause for concern

A University of Georgia expert says the challenges in ensuring a safe U.S.food supply will grow unless solutions are provided quickly.

Green eggs and sand

Every spring, thousands of horseshoe crabs swim to the shores of Georgia’s barrier islands to lay their eggs before slipping back into the sea. 

Surviving breast cancer

Surviving breast cancer is both a physical and emotional ordeal, but the consensus is that life generally returns to normal within two years of completing treatment.

It’s easy being green

University of Georgia buses are still red and black, but they’re also a bit “greener” now that they’re running on environmentally friendly biodiesel.

The “failed” experiment

The experiments had gone terribly awry. Mike Adang had expected the hornworms to be ready and waiting to devour more plants. They weren’t supposed to have died.

Indirect illness

In the wake of national disasters such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina as well as traumas such as sexual assault, social workers are among the first to help victims heal.

A long distance calling

Sonia Altizer’s interest in butterflies and parasites began when she received a microscope and grow-your-own-butterfly kit at the age of 12.

How do I love me?

A brush with a narcissist’s inflated ego often leaves one reeling with resentment.

Antibiotic resistance in poultry

A surprising finding by a team of University of Georgia scientists suggests that curbing the use of antibiotics on poultry farms will do little – if anything – to reduce rates of antibiotic resistant bacteria that have the potential to…